Gaby is an NYC-based writer and reporter. Areas of interest: immigration reform, gentrification, women's rights, the Kardashian-West family. She thinks writing bios in third person is silly.
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Tropical Storm Gaston Is A Hit In The Meme World

A storm is brewing in the Atlantic, and it has the potential to hit the Bahamas and Florida as early as Friday, Aug. 26. With winds reaching up to 75 mph, Tropical Storm Gaston is quickly approaching hurricane status. But people are more concerned wi…
By Gaby Del Valle

Twitter Users Are Showing Support For Leslie Jones

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 24, comedian and actress Leslie Jones' website was hacked — among other things, hackers posted her personal contact information, images of her driver's license and passport, and private nude photos of the actress. …
By Gaby Del Valle

Alicia Machado Is Definitely Voting Against Trump

Alicia Machado, the winner of the Miss Universe crown in 1996, has become an American citizen. Normally, this wouldn't be newsworthy — in 2014, an average of 1,800 immigrants were naturalized each day, according to a statistic from U.S. Citizenship a…
By Gaby Del Valle

Give To Italy Earthquake Victims From Your Phone

Central Italy was devastated by a powerful earthquake that struck the country on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 24, killing hundreds people and trapping even more under debris. In the aftermath of the event, there are ways you can donate to Italy ear…
By Gaby Del Valle

Jimmy Kimmel Just Can't Be Vice President

Tim Kaine is out of the presidential race — at least if Jimmy Kimmel is to be believed. According to Kimmel himself, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick is history and he's going to be replaced by none other than the famous talk show host himsel…
By Gaby Del Valle

The Justice For Victims Act Is A Huge Step Forward

Sexual assault laws differ from state to state — depending on where you live, you have anywhere between three years and your entire life to report a rape. In California, the statute of limitations for rape is 10 years, but that may change soon. On Th…
By Gaby Del Valle

Huma Abedin's Emails Include Some Great One-Liners

It's no secret that Huma Abedin's job as Deputy Chief of Staff during Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State wasn't easy. As one of the most trusted members of Clinton's staff, Abedin has taken on a considerable amount of responsibility. Taken …
By Gaby Del Valle

Where Donald Trump Wants To Film 'The Apprentice'

Before launching his 2016 presidential bid, Donald Trump was known for a lot of things: his real estate empire, his many golf courses and hotels, his steaks, and, of course, his reality show. In 2004, Trump began hosting The Apprentice, a classic mid…
By Gaby Del Valle

Trump Tweeted Insults During The Olympics

Most world leaders responded to the Olympics in a characteristically diplomatic fashion: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an appearance in Rio; President Obama Tweeted out his congratulations to Simone Biles and the rest of the U.S. Olympic de…
By Gaby Del Valle

Trump Isn't So Different From This Fictional Kid

On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21, John Oliver opened his segment on Donald Trump with an apology — not to the presidential nominee, but to his own viewers: "Let me just say how truly sorry I am to have to talk about him again," the comedian said. Bu…
By Gaby Del Valle

New Sports Are Coming To The 2020 Olympics

Although they won't be happening for another four years, there's already a lot of buzz surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, due in no small part to the city's awesome performance at the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. Along with a new city, there…
By Gaby Del Valle

Yes, Super Mario Was In The Tokyo 2020 Preview

After two weeks of non-stop athleticism, patriotism, and the occasional scandal, the 2016 Olympics are finally coming to an end. The closing ceremony, held on Sunday, Aug. 21, honored the culture of host city Rio de Janeiro — but it also showed us wh…
By Gaby Del Valle

The Christ The Redeemer Statue Has Meaning For Rio

The closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics was an homage to its host city of Rio de Janeiro — everything from the music to the dancing was inspired by the Brazilian city. During the beginning of the ceremony, dancers dressed as tropical birds, created…
By Gaby Del Valle

Simone Biles' Birth Father Wasn't At Rio

By now, Simone Biles' history as a gymnast has been well-documented: she became interested in the sport at the age of 6, and has basically done nothing but win ever since. Biles' near-constant domination of the competition may make it seem like every…
By Gaby Del Valle

A Rubik's Cube Champion Takes On Usain Bolt

At this point, it's safe to say there is no doubt that Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. The Jamaican sprinter won his seventh Olympic gold medal on Aug. 15, in a race that was over less than 10 seconds after it even started. Then he cruise…
By Gaby Del Valle

"Ask Final Five" Connects Athletes & Fans

Ever wanted to ask Team USA's Final Five a gymnastics question? Maybe what their usual training routine is, what their favorite song is, or what they do on their day off? Well, some lucky fans got a chance to do just that. Team USA gymnasts answered …
By Gaby Del Valle

Van Koeverden's Essay On Sexism Is A Must-Read

In many ways, the 2016 Olympics have been incredible for women. This year's U.S. delegation included more women than any country in history, women from around the world are dominating sports from swimming to shooting, and athletes like U.S. fencer Ib…
By Gaby Del Valle

These U.S. Sprinters Totally Swept The Competition

At the Olympics, your teammates are also your competitors. That was certainly the case at the women's 100-meter hurdle race on Wednesday, Aug. 17, where three of the eight competing athletes were from the United States. In an unprecedented victory fo…
By Gaby Del Valle

The Chinese Gymnasts' Ages Shouldn't Matter

The average age of a gymnast on Team China at the 2012 Olympics, for example, was about 19.5 years old. While it's amazing that these incredibly talented, athletic young women happen to be so young, the reporting of their ages have also been the sour…
By Gaby Del Valle

The "Onodi" Gymnastics Move Has Quite The History

For a casual Olympics fan like myself — the kind who tunes into sports like gymnastics every four years, then returns to a life of inactivity after the last medal is handed out — watching the games is an opportunity to learn about a sport I know litt…
By Gaby Del Valle